Dear Guests! Welcome!
The Way Life Should Be …
We are proud to maintain the Briar Patch Inn as a lush and peaceful environment, devoid of distracting devices, miles away from the energy of modern life. Therefore, you will find our cottages free of television sets, telephones and internet service, although the latter is available in the Lodge, along with wonderful games and books to borrow! As cell phone reception is somewhat challenging, there is a fine old-fashioned telephone booth available on the property. The cottages are elegantly rustic and rustically elegant with the finest of comfortable beds and our historically preserved small bathrooms. We are an environmentally friendly resort and as such we try our best to keep our ecological footprint to a minimum. We have elected to use shampoo and conditioner dispensers in our showers instead of individual plastic bottles and our Cucumber Body Butter is locally made and sourced.
The days spent in our small paradise are peaceful; the evenings are restful. Briar Patch Inn is delightfully suitable for individuals, couples and small families. (Pets are kindly asked to remain at home.) We are able to accommodate both retreats and weddings of a small size.
Our mission is to protect the tranquility our long-time returning guests have come to expect and have treasured for many years while exposing new guests to an environment where time spent here is... The Way Life Should Be.
An Invitation to Nature in Sedona, Arizona
Nestled in Oak Creek Canyon along the lush banks of Oak Creek, the Briar Patch Inn invites you to nurture your relationship with nature. At the base of the surrounding red rock mountains, the spring fed waters of Oak Creek create a healing, magical oasis—the perfect setting for the Briar Patch—a quiet blending of 9 acres, 19 cottages, majestic canyon oaks, dappled sunlight, squirrels, sheep, and a caring staff.
The little caring touches make the stay even more enjoyable. I needed a place to relax, meditate and rejuvenate and your quaint inn afforded me all.
About our Cabins on Oak Creek
The cottages, furnished with Southwestern charm and Native American decor, are designed for comfort in casual elegance. Fireplaces, patios, and privacy lure you to relax and enjoy the moment or a good book chosen from our ample library. For the ultimate in relaxation, we suggest a massage in the comfort of your own cottage or in our open air, creek side gazebo.
About our Breakfast
Healthy breakfasts of fresh home-baked breads and muffins, crunchy granola, quiche, yogurt, fresh fruits and juices, eggs in the shell, coffee and herbal teas can be enjoyed by the fireplace in the lodge, on a tray in your cottage or, best of all, at the creek side.
Summer at the Briar Patch Inn
In the summer months, Briar Patch Inn hosts Phoenix musicians Maryanne Kremer-Ames and Allen Ames, classical guitarist and violinist, who play at creekside during breakfast. These talented musicians have honored Briar Patch with their presence each year since 1989. Local folks make reservations in advance to be able to join the Briar Patch guests for a summer breakfast with the strains of Bach, Vivaldi and sometimes a little jazz.
About our Afternoons
Each afternoon, enjoy hot mulled cider, a welcome drink in the chill of winter or cool iced tea on a warm summer day, along with home baked cookies, fresh fruit, crackers and cheese. As one guest exclaimed "You know you are in the right place when you walk in the door and are hit by the aroma of hot cinnamoned cider and freshly baked cookies".